Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. increased its position in shares of Regency Centers Corporation (NYSE:REG) by 1.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 99,872 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,387 shares during the period. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. owned 0.06% of Regency Centers worth $6,196,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Regency Centers by 0.5% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 25,977,087 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,627,206,000 after purchasing an additional 125,593 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Regency Centers by 3.9% during the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,156,883 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $319,928,000 after purchasing an additional 193,020 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in Regency Centers by 15.1% during the second quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 4,274,814 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $267,775,000 after purchasing an additional 560,110 shares in the last quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC lifted its holdings in Regency Centers by 9.0% during the second quarter. Cbre Clarion Securities LLC now owns 4,059,624 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $254,295,000 after purchasing an additional 334,961 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in Regency Centers by 2.4% during the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,362,134 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $146,547,000 after purchasing an additional 54,832 shares in the last quarter. 92.49% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, VP James D. Thompson sold 14,983 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $68.45, for a total transaction of $1,025,586.35. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 48,976 shares in the company, valued at $3,352,407.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CAO J Christian Leavitt sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $67.61, for a total transaction of $135,220.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 14,314 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $967,769.54. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 21,483 shares of company stock valued at $1,169,356. 12.66% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several research firms have issued reports on REG. Boenning Scattergood raised shares of Regency Centers from an “under perform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Regency Centers from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, September 25th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a report on Friday, December 1st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Regency Centers in a report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada raised shares of Regency Centers from an “outperform” rating to a “top pick” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $72.00 to $75.00 in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.59.

Shares of Regency Centers Corporation (REG) traded up $0.44 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $69.20. 912,000 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,148,022. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,870.00, a PE ratio of 18.89, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.32 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.63 and a quick ratio of 0.63. Regency Centers Corporation has a 1-year low of $58.63 and a 1-year high of $72.05.

Regency Centers (NYSE:REG) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.04. Regency Centers had a net margin of 17.59% and a return on equity of 2.82%. The business had revenue of $262.14 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $254.04 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.81 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Regency Centers Corporation will post 3.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a dividend of $0.53 per share. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.06%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. Regency Centers’s payout ratio is currently 235.56%.

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About Regency Centers

Regency Centers Corporation is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is the general partner of Regency Centers, L.P. (the Operating Partnership). The Company is engaged in the ownership, management, leasing, acquisition and development of retail shopping centers through the Operating Partnership.

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